St. Luke's Episcopal School

August 2017

WELCOME 2017-2018 
School Year!


Thank you for voting for us!  
Best Summer Camp

Japonica Campus 
Courtyard Project is complete! 


WOW, what a difference!

Sincere THANK YOU to ALL who  helped 
make the new courtyard possible. 
So many parents and faculty came out  the weekend 
of July 28th  to rebuild and landscape the 
courtyard on Japonica Campus. 

When we work together, we can achieve anything! 

Physics Boat Project

Some of this year's successful cardboard boats
(And one not so successful!)

The students complete the Buoyancy Unit and then test their boats, which is the best part!

*(Special thanks to Julie Lary who let us use her pool this year)*

St. Luke's Student at Yale

Anna Marie Bentley received an invitation from the women's head tennis coach at Yale University to participate in the College Exposure Tennis Camp held at Yale University this summer.  Approximately 14 tennis coaches from various colleges led the camp for rising 8th graders through 12th graders from across the country.  The campers participated in singles and doubles college-style drills, and focused on doubles strategies.  The coaches also educated the campers on the college recruiting process.  Anna Marie learned some new doubles techniques and strategies that she is excited to share with St. Luke's tennis coach, Michael O'Brien.

GO Wildcat! We are going to see great things from this young lady!

6th Grade Trip- Tremont, Tennessee

6th graders went to Tremont, Tennessee in the heart of The Great Smokey Mountains, for the ultimate outdoor experience. This trip culminated their area of study in Life Science. Being able to experience science hands-on is one of the many ways St. Luke's teachers go above and beyond for our students. In return, the students learn life lessons and build friendships. 

Tremont...let Nature inspire you!

7th Grade Trip- Key Largo, Florida

We had an amazing adventure, and each student has a multitude of memories to share from this trip. Thank you for allowing your child to spend a week immersed in education, life lessons, and unforgettable experiences. We truly appreciate being involved in your child's academic journey through middle school!

8th Grade Trip- Washington D.C.

This summer, the 8th graders traveled to Washington D.C. to experience our Nation's Capital. Throughout their 8th grade year,  students study US History and the building of our nation. The museums and monuments bring into perspective the sacrifice made by so many to build the nation we live in today. 

Go forth, our future leaders!

 BioMed Gives BIG Thanks!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Saad's Healthcare for providing (3) CNA Scholarships to our Biomed students this summer. These scholarships covered tuition, textbooks and testing fees.  The students were allowed to wear their St. Luke's Biomed scrubs, giving our program further recognition in the community! Thanks to their generosity, recent alum Ellie Milwee, and seniors, Madison Hoke and Brianna White, enrolled in and passed their Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. These three students have been offered jobs by our clinical partner, 
Springhill Medical Center. 

Congratulations girls!


Over the Summer, we renovated the bathrooms in the Japonica gymnasium. 

What a difference! 

Please students, take care of your new facilities!

Meet our NEW Faculty

Denise Dauenheimer
We are excited to announce that Denise Dauenheimer will be joining our faculty on the Japonica Campus, as a Learning Specialist for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Her role will be to support our students with specific learning needs by providing intervention, remediation, as well as academic enrichment.

Mrs. Dauenheimer holds a Masters of Education Degree from the University of South Alabama and has 27 years teaching experience. She has continued her professional education by training in research based programs designed to meet the learning needs of students with mild learning differences. Her training includes; Orton-Gillingham-a multi-sensory instructional approach,Language Essentials for teachers of Reading and Spelling, Fountas and Pinnell approach to Guided Reading, and Mobile Math Initiative. She has served as a mentor teacher and literacy trainer. Her passion is helping students reach their full potential while helping them foster a love of learning. 

Romi Ibarra
Romi Ibarra, a 2015 graduate of St. Luke's, will be joining her alma mater this fall as our 1st high school alumni faculty member. Romi will be teaching Spanish, K2-5th grade, as she completes her degree in education, with a minor in Spanish, at the University of South Alabama.

Ashley Killian
St. Luke's Episcopal School is proud to announce Ashley Killian as a new addition to our Administration staff. Ashley is a digital marketing and public relations professional who has been a resident of Mobile, AL for 14 years. Ashley holds a BA in Communications from the University of South Alabama with specific focus of education in Public Relations with a minor in Spanish. Ms. Killian will be overseeing work on the St. Luke's website, social media outlets and building awareness throughout the community regarding what St. Luke's School has to offer. Ms. Killian lives near downtown Mobile and enjoys beach activities, crafting and spending time with friends. Ashley is excited to be part of the St. Luke's Family.

Alicia Matthews  
Alicia was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, and English Language Arts.  After graduating, Alicia moved to New Orleans where she taught 9th and 10th grade English and Literature at St. Mary's Dominican High School.  Hurricane Katrina forced an early departure from New Orleans and relocation to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. While in Tuscaloosa, Alicia taught 7th grade English and Literature at Holy Spirit Catholic School.  Upon her return to Mobile, Mrs. Matthews taught English, Literature, and Religion in middle school at St. Mary Catholic School. After 7 years at St. Mary's, Alicia is eager to begin a new journey as a part of the St. Luke's family. We are excited to have her on our staff.

Paul Nease
The high school is happy to announce that Mr. Paul Nease is joining our staff as an AP Social Studies teacher.  Mr. Nease is experienced as a classroom teacher and administrator, with a Master's degree in history from Armstrong State University. Paul  was chosen from a strong field of candidates and we welcome him and his wife to St. Luke's and Mobile.

Steven Waite
Steven was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He attended the University of South Alabama, obtaining a BS in Business Management. Steven has coached over 30 different St. Luke's sports teams in the Youth Development League, over the past 8 years.  He has also served as Vice President of the West Mobile Girls Softball Association. If that isn't enough, Steven is on the St. Luke's Booster Club Board! He and his wife, Kellie Waite, are parents to St. Luke's 6th grader Cammie.

Amanda Warner
Amanda Warner will be joining the Lower School faculty this fall as a K2 teacher and will also work in the Lower School Library. Amanda attended McGill-Toolen, and received her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Alabama.

It's that time of year again, to show your Spirit!!

Follow the  link to order online 2017 Homecoming and/or Spirit Shirts and show that Wildcat Pride!

(A pdf order form is attached for non-online orders)

*Deadline is Friday, August 18th*


We LOVE ALL our students and faculty and are always interested in what you have going on.  We strive to include as much information and as many students as we can, in each edition.  PawPrints is just a "Snapshot" of all the great things our students and faculty do throughout the year. 

Please email AshleyKillian: 
to submit stories and photos, for future PawPrints.

Now you can order St. Luke's merchandise on-line at your own convenience!  Shirts, hats, sweatshirts, blankets and more!  Check it all out  here ...dozens of designs and items available!